Phocal

Phocal

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Joined on Jul 27, 2015

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  • If I didn't such great results with the EC-20 on my 50-200 I might believe you.  Now, before doing a very good micro focus adjustment all my lenses performed below my standards with the EC-20.  ...
  • If I wasn't in my kayak I would agree.  Shooting from my kayak I get close to my subjects and the 150 without a TC is usually perfect, sometimes I like the EC-14 on it for just a bit more reach.  ...
  • No problem, any other questions don't hesitate to ask. The R I believe stands for "revised" and typically a designation used for lenses that have had a cosmetic change.  If they make optic or ...
  • As someone pointed out they are lenses Olympus made for their old 4/3 DSLRs. You need an adapter to use them but you have full control, just like a native lens.  They really only work on an EM1 ...
  • I hope that is a good thing. I really love them and for what I photograph they are perfect.  I am honestly for once pretty happy with my current gear setup. I shoot one airshow a year and the last ...
  • You will want to look at the native lenses.  The 4/3 lenses are bit larger and if you are looking for a backpacking camera/lens they may not work. I would seriously look for a used EM1, they can be ...
  • Hitting up B&H will tell you about kits that are available, but only for the EM5mk2 and EM1mk2.  I know no stores have any new original EM5's I am almost 100% none have any new original EM1's. ...
  • no, you have a technique problem.  I regularly shot my EM5 handheld with an old Canon FD 400mm with no problems.
  • thanks I haven't noticed it with the 14-54, but I have not used it much.  The 50-200 is a bit better than the 40-150 Pro with respect to bokeh in my opinion.  But both suffer from that crazy bokeh ...
  • Basically the same as me, I do have the Sigma 50-500 in 4/3's mount but rarely use it.  I honestly seldom need more than the 150/2 w/ EC-20. The Panny 100-400 is just to slow in my opinion, so it ...
  • Thanks. the 150/2 is special.  The 50-200 SWD is the best telephoto bargain in any system, especially if you add the EC-14.  Honestly, the EC-20 on it still produces great images that rival the ...
  • I have been happy with it over the 40-150 Pro, much more useful range.  Just hardly use it for wildlife since getting the 150/2.  Now that I am almost exclusively shooting from my kayak it will ...
  • I have never had any issues with focusing speed of the 50-200 SWD.  I have shot a number of different sports, air shows, and birds in flight with it and have never had a complaint.  I also don't ...
  • Thanks Sharpness wise they are close but the 150/2 is is sharper and has more micro contrast.  The biggest difference (other than the 1 plus stop speed difference) is the bokeh, which is much ...
  • Something must be wrong with my browser, I don't see any photos.
  • how do you purpose this be accomplished?  Manual lenses have no motor to drive the focusing and m4/3 cameras don't have a motor built into them to drive focusing mechanisms?
  • Created photo thread SWD vs Little Tuna
    My last kayak trip I set out to compare the ZD 50-200 SWD w/ EC-20 against my Sigma 50-500. Because of the shooting conditions I was having to use high ISO's, which really made doing the ...
  • that is seriously one of the most narrow minded stupidest things I have hear in a long time.
  • thanks, but are talking about what is currently at rrcolejrphotography.com (which is more or less shut down right now) or my new site that will be moving to that address on the 1st of the month? Here ...
  • it is a little busy and that's why the narrow DoF works in this image.........it helps to calm the image down by softening all the action but keeping the most important part (eyes) in focus.
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